Our Team

MS Care Center of Morton is staffed with trained and caring individuals 24 hours per day. MS Care Center has an RN/Administrator who is on call 24 hrs a day.

Our staff consists of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Certified Nurses Assistants (CNA) and Registered Nurses (RN); some of which we are proud to say have been with us over 10 years.

Each staff member undergoes a background check, pre-employment and random drug testing to ensure the safety and security of our guests.
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Brittney McCurdy

In the middle of the most wonderful time of the year, is when my employment at MSCC began – December 2018. I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from MSU and have 11 years of experience in the healthcare field. I received my NHA License in 2018. I have worked in the corporate hospital setting, the administrative side of the clinic setting, and now as an Administrator in long term care. With each role, I have moved closer to a more involved relationship with the patient/resident. Long Term Care is so much more involved and personal than the jobs I have had before. As Administrator, I am responsible for all operations of the facility. We strive to provide the best resident care with a no compromise ideology. Serving MSCC of Morton as administrator allows me to serve others and build relationships with the residents and my fellow co-workers. It is a pleasure to work with every staff member each day and come together as a team to care for the residents of MSCC of Morton.
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Teresa Busby
Staff Development
RN, BSN, TB Certified, Certified in FEMA ICS 100/200/300/400/700/800

I came to Mississippi Care Center in July of 2001 as the Assistant Director of Nursing. After serving in this capacity for five years, In 2006 I was the Director of Nursing. In 2022 I assumed the role of Staff Development.  I received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Following graduation, I worked in UMMC’s oncology unit for one year before entering the home health industry where I worked for ten years as a field nurse and case manager. As current Director of Nursing, I manage the overall care of the nursing department which encompasses quality assurance, infection control, weight management, and many other areas of resident care. I’m actively involved with the family members of our residents and open to any discussion related to the care of the resident. “I truly feel like it is more than just a job. I think it is a privilege to care for those who are not able to care for themselves. I enjoy the interaction in our facility between the residents and the staff. I love knowing I am able to help make a difference in the lives of others.”
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Angel Aitkin
Director of Dining and Food Services
Restaurant Management

I have been employed with the Care Center since September, 2015. I received an Associate Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Meridian Community College and had seven years of management experience prior to coming to Mississippi Care Center. My duties include managing the food service in our dietary department, assessing resident’s needs and adapting the services to meet their needs. I love my job because “I am able to serve the residents and get to know each one on a personal level. They bring joy and fun into every day”.
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Lynn Burkes
Environmental Services

I have been a part of the Care Center family since 1992. I possess various levels of expertise including a travel and airline degree, 90 hour basic activity director course, and an associate degree in psychology/social work. That experience has served me well in my time at the Care Center where I have served for seven years in housekeeping, ten years in activities, one year in laundry, and in my current role as Environmental Supervisor since 2011. I strives to ensure that our residents have a sanitary, orderly, and comfortable living environment. I love my job because I have been here so long, it feels like my second home to me. I enjoy listening to the residents reminisce about the good ole days. I also love to see them laugh and smile. It makes me feel good knowing that they are happy.
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Kathy Lee
Quality Performance Nurse
RN, QAPI Coordinator, Quality Performance and Infection Control Preventionist, ACLS Certified

I was employed on May 23, 2016. My responsibilities are to evaluate various aspects of systems of care, infection control, identify problems, and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement. All of these are to promote a safe and good quality care for the residents of MSCC. I graduated from Scott Central High School in 1977, received an Associate degree in Marketing from Hinds Community College in 1979, and an Associate Degree in Nursing at Meridian Community College in 1984. My background is in the hospital setting as staff nurse and management for 13 years and Home Health for 19 years. I love my job because it enables me to work with caring staff who value life and are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of our residents and their families without prejudice or condition.
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Melissa Prestage
Business Office Manager

I came to Mississippi Care Center as Office Manager in December, 2015. I have an Associates of Arts Degree from East Central Community College and over 11 years of bookkeeping and payroll experience. In addition to overseeing the daily duties within the business office, it is my responsibility to execute the facility billing and payroll procedures. I love my job because the atmosphere here is one of kindness and love. Coming in to a job where your goal is to make someone smile is rewarding. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this team. Everyone works together here and Together Everyone Achieves More!
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Amber Tatum
Medical Records Director

Although I am not a new face at MSCC, I do have a new position here.  I have accepted the position of MEDICAL RECORDS MANAGER. I have been employed with MSCC of Morton for 15 + years from a CNA , Rehab CNA, and a LPN on the floor for 12 yrs. I am married to Lewis Tatum.  We have two kids River and Clay Tatum. I attend All Seasons Church of God.  At MSCC, I enjoy working with others and with other hospitals to collect information on continuing care of all the residents. I have already seen how the different aspects of every division of care here at MSCC can make a vital difference in the care of our residents and your loved one. We have a great team, from Social Services, Activities, Nursing, Dietary, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Physical Therapy and our Transitional Care Team.  I love and am dedicated to MSCC of Morton because to be in this field of work it is more than a job it is a calling.  A verse that I like to remember while I work is Roman’s 12:13″Share with the Lord’s people who are in need practice Hospitality to all.”
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Kaye Usry
MDS Coordinator
RN, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC Certified)

I have been employed with the Care Center since 2013. I received my Associate Degree in nursing from Meridian Community College. I have 25+ years of nursing experience in various areas including acute care, long term care, case management, outpatient surgery, clinics, and home health. As the Staff Development Nurse, I coordinate and hold in-services for staff at Mississippi Care Center. I am also responsible for C.N.A. Training. “It is a joy to come to work every day. I love interacting with the residents and the challenges my job brings. I am truly blessed to be a part of the MS Care Center of Morton family.”
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Bro. Tal Vardaman

I have been employed as Chaplain since May, 2014. I have an Associates of Liberal Arts degree from East Central Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, Biology, General Science from Mississippi College. I have 11 years of experience in education, 30 plus years in music ministry and have served as pastor in a local congregation for over 10 years. As chaplain, I conduct weekly Bible study services, morale and spiritual support, grief counseling and more to the residents and staff at the Care Center. “I have an opportunity to serve people all day, and that is what we are called to do. Also, we have a wonderful group of people to work with……they are family”.
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Sue Wallace
Administrative Assistant

I’ve been with Mississippi Care Center since April of 1990 where I have gained years of long-term care experience. Over my span of employment at the Care Center, I have served in various capacities including my current position as Administrative Assistant. I work closely with the administrator, department heads, and facility staff providing training and in-services to fulfill all regulatory requirements. Along with coordinating the facility’s Quality Assurance program and Worker’s Compensation benefits, I assist residents, staff, and visitors with a helping hand and warm smile. I love my job because getting to know and care for the residents is such a blessing. Just being a part of their lives makes my life complete. The employees are so filled with love and compassion that our facility truly feels like a family atmosphere. MSCC is a great place to call home!
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Donna Crotwell
Barber, Beautician

I have been employed at Mississippi Care Center as the residents Beautician/Barber since around 1989 and have been a beautician for 46 plus years. Along with my job at MSCC my husband, Glenn Crotwell and I own Fitness Masters Gym and 360 Nutrition. We have 4 children and 3 grandchildren with more on the way!   “I love my job at the nursing home because I love making my residents feel good about themselves and their appearance.”
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Gayla Lang

I came to Mississippi Care Center as receptionist in August, 2007. I am a graduate of Morton High School and Hinds Community College and have 30+ years of experience in the healthcare industry along with a certification in medical coding. Along with greeting visitors and answering the telephone with warmth and a smile, I also oversee the trust fund account and accounts payable for the Care Center. “I love my job because I love meeting and greeting people.”